Printed Matter, Inc.
New Jonas Wood Fundraising Edition
Printed Matter is pleased to announce the second in a series of three fundraising editions by Jonas Wood. This edition will first be made available for purchase to Printed Matter Members (Friend level or higher) on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 2pm EST. Your membership must be active on this date. Memberships can be confirmed by emailing email@example.com and can be purchased online here, in-store, or by phone (212.925.0325).
9-color screen print on rising museum board
28 x 23 inches
Edition of 200
Co-published by WKS Editions, and Aliso Editions, Los Angeles
The vividly graphic print, Bananas, is the second installment in a series of plant identification prints for Printed Matter by the artist. The prints are formatted to the proportions of a classic Polaroid picture, with each featuring a different plant removed from a distinct background and context, like a scientific extraction. Plants have long been a source of fascination for Wood and often appear in his work. This is the artist’s first print depicting the banana tree, which Wood has spent almost a decade exploring through drawings and paintings based on his personal archive of images. A visit to Hawaii further sparked his curiosity into the many different varieties.
Jonas Wood (b. 1977, Boston) makes paintings, drawings, and prints in the genres of portraiture, still life, and landscape. His work reflects a personal approach to subject matter defined by his affinities and experiences. Conjuring depth using flat forms––his process involves collage-based studies in which he sometimes works with photographs to deconstruct and reassemble the images––Wood probes the boundaries between the new and the familiar, integrating emotionally resonant material from everyday life. Jonas Wood has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Dallas Museum of Art (2019); Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, Netherlands (with Shio Kusaka, 2017); Lever House, New York (2013); and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2010). Other solo projects include Still Life with Two Owls (MOCA), a monumental picture covering the façade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2016- 2018); Shelf Still Life, High Line, New York (2014); and the façade at LAXART, Los Angeles (2014). In 2019, Phaidon published the first monograph dedicated to Wood’s body of work and practice.
Fundraising editions support Printed Matter’s year-round work of serving artists and the public through free programs and services that champion artists’ books and publications.
This edition will first be made available for purchase to Printed Matter Members (Friend level or higher) on May 25, 2021 at 2pm EST. Your membership must be active on this date. Memberships can be confirmed by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and can be purchased online here, in-store, or by phone (212.925.0325).
Note : This edition is limited to one per customer. Annual memberships are limited to one per customer. A Member’s discount cannot be used on the purchase of this fundraising edition.
The sale of the edition will be first come first serve. Editions are priced at $2,000.
The purchase of the edition cannot be made in store, by phone, or through Printed Matter’s website. Carefully read the following instructions on how to purchase this item.
Starting May 25, 2PM EST, a link to a simple online form will be made available on Printed Matter’s homepage (printedmatter.org). To be eligible, you must purchase or renew your membership by May 25. Once the form is completed, Printed Matter Members will be contacted with payment information within 2-3 days. Due to anticipated demand, filling out the online form does not guarantee purchase of the work.
Payment must be made in full, and pick-up/shipment arranged by June 10, or the sale is forfeited.
We’re deeply grateful to Jonas Wood for this contribution. Thank you to our community of Members for believing in our mission and providing the vital funds necessary to continue our work.
Thank you for your support!